Friday, January 4, 2013

MY BEVERLY HILLS KITCHEN by Alex Hitz - Book Signing

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

TV Personality Chef, Restauranteur and Author Alex Hitz

The sparkling way of ending the New York 2012 party season Shoe Designer Vanessa Noel arranged for her friend Alex Hitz, could only be matched by the AVENUE Magazine event I attended 5 days earlier, and previously reported in this blog just before this article. Her beautiful boutique was packed to the rafters with the Celebrities, Glitterati and all manner of V.I.P's that make up her circle of friends. It was the kind of gathering that even I, when I was a Celebrity photographer back in the 80's and 90's, very seldom came across. Very impressive!

The motive for such a festive occasion, which took place on December 18th, was the signing of Alex's cook book My Beverly Hills kitchen, featuring "Classic Southern Cooking with a French Twist", launched on October of last year, and the book was selling like hot cakes.

Alex with Hostess of the event Vanessa Noel

Alex with wife Amy Fine Collins

Caroline Stuart and Cece Black getting their signed books

Tom Kranz and Barbara Camp

Christopher Mason, Sarah Arison, Peter Lyden and Alex

Alex hands over a signed copy of his book to
Mario Buatta, "The Prince of Chintz"

Legendary Makeup Master Joey Mills, Gennaro Pecchia and Alvin V. Bell

Lisa Fine and Amy

Lindsay Bryan Smith, Alex, Steven Stolman, Rich Wilkie

Alex with Philanthropists Jean Shafiroff and Daisy Soros

Vanessa and Edward Siegel

Joan Penn, Larry Kaiser

Gennaro shows off his just signed book

The perennially elegant Jean with Michael Gross

Linda Morand with Lindsay Bryan Smith on the right

Vanessa with Connie Anne Phillips
Win Foreman, Barbara, Tom Hayes and Tena Davies

Nicole Miller and Roy Kean

Cassandra Seidenfeld, Andrew Heid and Tia Walker

Juan Rodriguez, Barry Weinbaum, Vanessa and Joey

Author Gregory Speck with Jane Pontarelli

Alex signs a copy for Jean

Ghislaine Absy and Kelly Fleischman

 Fabulous Jeweler Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia with Michael

Blaine Trump and Lisa Burgett working the crowd

Mike Dean and Linda

Vanessa with Michael Thom

Vanessa with Chris Cole and Sonia Cole

Edward Siegel and Asa Jean

Alex, Felicia Taylor and Roland Nivelais

Alex and Felicia

Patricia O'Connor with Gennaro

Vanessa and Aaron Marks

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Linda Morand said...

A lovely tribute to a great party. You made everyone look great with your fine photography. Happy New Year.

Miguel Dominguez said...

Thanks Linda!
I had so much fun!